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Kris

About Kris: Kris has taught architectural drafting, auto-cad for interiors and kitchen and bath design at the college level. Her interests are focused in design resulting in reduction of cost, space and environmental impact. Kris works full time in a technical field and is currently fixing up a 100 year old house in the sleepy Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. (View Profile)

 
 

Beckman Guest House Remodel

I love the simple treatments on this Swedish guest house remodel by DAP.

More information here.

(This post’s link was updated 11/19/09.)

Vola Faucet by Arne Jacobsen and woods wallpaper

I would love to use the woods wallpaper in a kitchen. It does seem to be a little ubiquitous right now, but i still think it would look great.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £1,224.00
Availability: Buy Vola Faucet by Arne Jacobsen and woods wallpaper here

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Waterworks .25 line

I like the slim lines of this shower head from Waterworks.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $847
Availability: Buy Waterworks .25 line here

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Graham and Brown Wallpaper

Apparently this is old news, but Graham and Brown is now available at Target (online only) and it’s suitable for renters b/c it’s non-woven backing allows for quick and easy removal.

Double Wallpaper Roll
Features Printed Design
Strippable Paper Non-Woven Fabric Backing
Wipe with a Damp Cloth Surface
Covers 56.0 Sq. Feet
Paper Paste Sold Separately

Purchase Information:

Price: $74.99
Availability: Buy Graham and Brown Wallpaper here

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Free Standing Shower

This is an interesting interpretation of a shower. This is a remodel of the Woodside House in Auckland by the Strahan Group Architects.

You could create the same effect with custom glass which you can get locally. You can also get the shower head very economically for only $50. You can use your existing shower piping or your plumber can get it for you.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $49
Availability: Buy Free Standing Shower here

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Penny Tile

Penny tile is really quite versatile. It can be used on floors and walls in old homes and new construction alike. It can even be used in both residential and commercial without looking out of place.

I love the look in this home. And, at $5.75 a square foot it’s fairly economical too.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $5.75
Availability: Buy Penny Tile here

Oblo Wallmount Faucet

I love these wall mount faucets. They really give an opportunity to create a serene space with not a lot of clutter or ornamentation.

EllenDue Vanity

I love these simple and well-executed cement wall hung basins.

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More information:

View EllenDue Vanity here

Bulthaup b2

And on the other side of the spectrum of affordability, we have the Bulthaup b2 line, which I find completely stunning. I like the two free-standing, austere looking cabinets which hide almost an entire kitchen. One wall could house your oven/stove and sink and then you could have the two cabinets for everything else, allowing you to lighten the visual weight of a kitchen by getting rid of the typical wall cabinets. Additionally, the free standing cabinets almost create a sort of separation without needing a looming wall.

bulthaup gets its visions from the consistent observation of the living and eating habits of people from all over the world. bulthaup b2 is responsive to modern lifestyles, such as single-person or twoperson households, or even “patchwork families”, and is the perfect kitchen for nomads or pioneers in creating a home, living and thinking. . The design was developed in collaboration with the renowned design firm EOOS in Vienna. With their method of “poetical analysis”, the designers take a very special approach to the development of new products. Formative factors of image, ritual and received wisdom are brought together and synthesized. “The result of this cooperation is unconventional, convincing and independent: bulthaup b2 defines the entire kitchen as a changeable system, and is thereby synonymous with the “versatile kitchen of today and tomorrow,” says Gerd Bulthaup. bulthaup b2 will be on display at selected bulthaup partner shops across the world beginning in fall of 2008.

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More information:

View Bulthaup b2 here

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Sorbo Kitchen

I have to say that the options for Ikea kitchen cabinets really make the idea of an affordable, modern kitchen a reality. Here, the Akurum cabinets are completed with the Sorbo doors and Metrik handles.

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Birch wall mural

This large mural (13’8″w, 8’3″h) would be perfect for a hallway or a plain white wall.

Printed on heavy duty 80lb wet strength paper in 8 easy-to-hang panels, this lush photo-realistic mural is simple to install and remove.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $140
Availability: Buy Birch wall mural here

Desk Set now on sale

This complete set includes a Letter Tray Set, Long Box with Lid, Business Card File, Business Card Holder, Modular Organizer and Mouse Pad.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $418
Availability: Buy Desk Set now on sale here

Grimmen Bed Frame

I was just at Ikea and I actually really liked this piece in person. It has a cover which looks like wool (but is actually a synthetic of some sort).

Removable dry-clean cover.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499
Availability: Buy Grimmen Bed Frame here

sunset chair

Simple little lounge chair–I like how easily two of them and a table make a perfect little seating area.

This swivel armchair has a shiny satin stainless steel base. The seat and back are made of bent plywood padded with polyurethane foam and covered in a choice of leathers or fabrics in a variety of colors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3069
Availability: Buy sunset chair here

slick media console

Finally, someone has nailed the affordable flat screen/media center solution.

Flat screen 1080 dpi HD mumbo jumbos keep a lo-profile on hi-gloss white lacquer media center just 14-plus inches off the floor. Plinth base floats sleek 50/50 design with one open display for electronics, and one drawer to hide DVDs and stuff. Finished back panel means it can live mid-room. Wire management discreetly placed in back corner.

  • Hi-gloss white-lacquered wood composite stand “floats” on plinth base
  • Closed drawer storage on left side houses CDs/DVDs
  • Open storage section houses electronics on right side
  • Finished back panel allows for placement in middle of room
  • Discreet wire management opening
  • Dust with a soft cloth

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy slick media console here